Let’s talk about the mighty Douglas-fir

This locally grown timber is one of the strongest available woods. Good for structural elements such as floor and roof beams.

Douglas-fir is a species primarily found in British Columbia and along the west coast and actually crosses into Alberta in only a few places, such as passes like the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Crowsnest Pass. The tree has a thick burly bark, making it fairly fire tolerant.